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Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from...
by Laura Hillenbrand

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

November 11, 2014

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<b>In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 <i>New York Times</i>聽bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of <i>Unbroken</i> introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics.聽</b><br /><br />On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane鈥檚 bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War.<br />聽<br />The lieutenant鈥檚 name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.<br />聽<br />Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will.<br />聽<br />Featuring more than one hundred photographs plus an exclusive interview with Zamperini, this breathtaking odyssey鈥攁lso captured on film by director Angelina Jolie鈥攊s a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the ability to endure against the unlikeliest of odds.<br /><br /><br /><b>Praise for聽<i>Unbroken<br /></i></b><br />"This adaptation of Hillenbrand's adult bestseller is highly dramatic and exciting, as well as painful to read as it lays bare man's hellish inhumanity to man."鈥?lt;b><i>Booklist</i>, STARRED</b><br /><br />"This captivating book emphasizes the importance of determination, the will to survive against impossible odds, and support from family and friends. A strong, well-written work."鈥?lt;b><i>SLJ<br /></i></b><br />"This fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to young readers."鈥?lt;i><b>Kirkus</b><br /></i>
Defensive Coordinator's Football Handbook
by Leo Hand

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English

Pages

247

Publication Date

January 12, 2016

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Defensive Coordinator鈥檚 Football Handbook is a complete guide for football coaches. The information contained in the book has been compiled by Leo Hand during 47 years of coaching championship teams at both the high school and collegiate levels. Numerous topics are covered that will enable any coach to successfully understand and defend modern offenses. Including: <br /><br /><br />鈥?An overview of contemporary offensive trends <br />鈥?A system for identifying offensive formations and personnel groupings <br />鈥?A system for creating multiple defensive fronts and secondary coverages <br />鈥?The base reads, reactions, and techniques for defensive linemen and linebackers <br />鈥?Synopses of the responsibilities and techniques necessary to install different odd and even eight-man and seven-man fronts <br />鈥?Run responsibilities and techniques for both three-deep and four-deep secondaries <br />鈥?Strategies and tactics necessary to stop 19 of today鈥檚 most potent running plays <br />鈥?An explanation of the adjustments and techniques necessary to install variations of man-to-man pass coverages as well as variations of zone and combo pass coverages versus different contemporary offensive formations <br />鈥?Different stunt strategies that enable your defense to actually attack the offense <br />鈥?Sample pass coverage/stunt menus for: the 3-3-5, 4-2-5, bear 46, 3-4, 4-3, and weak eagle defenses
Shoot Your Shot: A Sport-Inspired Guide To Living Your Best Life
by Vernon Brundage Jr.

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English

Pages

200

Publication Date

December 19, 2018

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<b>Michael Jordan. LeBron James. Kobe Bryant. Stephen Curry. Kawhi Leonard. James Harden. Kevin Durant. Giannis Antetokounmpo. Russell Westbrook. These are some of the most high profile names in one of the world's most popular sports--basketball.</b><br /><br /><br /><b>But what steps did they take to elevate themselves to superstardom?</b><br /><br /><br /><b>What principles did they follow in order to become the best of the best?</b><br /><br /><br /><b>More importantly, how can you use their example to attain success in all of your endeavors?</b><br /><br /><br />'Shoot Your Shot' identifies the key principles that the world's most elite basketball players have applied to their lives and explains in detail how you can can use those same exact principles to help you navigate through life, accomplish your goals, and realize your dreams.<br /><br />Divided into Quarters and making you feel like you are in an actual basketball game, 'Shoot Your Shot' provides an entertaining and unique reading experience while equipping you with proven tools for success. More than just a book about sports, 'Shoot Your Shoot' is suitable for everyone--regardless of age, gender, background, or standing in life.
George Best - A Celebration: Untold True Stories of Our Most Lege...
by Bernie Smith & Maureen Hu...

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Language

English

Pages

380

Publication Date

September 01, 2008

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George Best was one of the greatest footballers ever to have walked the Earth - an absolute legend. His ability as an all-round player was, and still is, unsurpassed. He was highly skilful, a tough tackler and great in the air. As well as being an exceptionally gifted sportsman, George also had a unique gift when it came to people. His open and friendly nature meant that others were naturally drawn to him and he always had time to get to know anyone and everyone.Perhaps because of this, George Best reached so many people. As well as the legions of football fans who watched, awestruck, as he played, he also touched the hearts of everyone with whom he came in contact on a day-to-day basis; from club managers to the groundsmen at Old Trafford, Bestie had time for them all; it seems that almost everyone has a story to tell about him!Bernie Smith is an avid collector of everything to do with the late, great man and Maureen Hunt worked in the newspaper industry for over twenty years. From banknotes to team photographs, to signed shirts and even underwear, there is not much out there relating to George that they don't know about or possess! While gathering memorabilia they discovered that almost every keepsake, souvenir or trophy has a humorous, heart-warming or poignant story attached to it. Piecing together these gems of history, they have complied a fitting tribute to a genuine icon.Take, for example, the incredible journey of the pair of limited edition 'George Best' boots that ended up on a stall at Brick Lane market in London to eventually become the treasured possession of a man who idolised him; or the boy whose house backed onto the United training ground and who would jump over the fence to stand at the back of the nets to watch the Best magic and act as a ball boy when necessary; or even a gold thong, signed by George himself, that was bought at auction and left in a drawer鈥ntil now!Packed with anecdotes and rare photographs, this delightful book will be a welcome addition to any Best fan's collection and is a wonderful way to commemorate the man who was who both hero and friend to so many people.'The genius of George Best on the football field is well documented, as is the celebrity lifestyle which such genius often attracts. This book gives an insight into the much less well known human side of his life and the many unsung acts of kindness which were so typical and which endeared him to everyone who was fortunate enough to know or meet him. I count myself privileged to be amongst that number' - Doug Ellis, President Emeritus - Aston Villa Football Club'George Best was a fine fellow to share company with off the football field. It doesn't surprise me that the stories in this book celebrate the real side of George. George had a snooker table in his house and he loved to play the game. He was one of the nicest people you would ever wish to meet, with a great sense of humour' - Dennis Taylor, 1985 Embassy World Snooker Champion and fellow Belfast boy'Besite can only be described in one word - fantastic! - Ron 'Chopper' Harris
The Young Champion's Mind: How to Think, Train, and Thrive Like a...
by Jim Afremow

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

March 13, 2018

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<b>The ultimate guide for student athletes to train, play, and feel their best, from an expert in sports psychology.</b><br /><br />Sports psychologist Jim Afremow has earned accolades from Olympians to professional athletes for his insightful approach to training the mind, body, and spirit of a competitor. Now this award-winning coach is turning his talents to student athletes in the new young adult edition of his highly praised聽<i>The Champion's Mind</i>.聽<br /><br />As student athletes strive to balance their school and sports accomplishments, Dr. Afremow's sage advice will be a much-needed guide in helping them navigate the field鈥攐r rink or court.<i>聽The Young Champion's Mind</i>聽covers such topics as how to get in a "zone," thrive on a team, and stay humble, and how to progress within a sport and sustain long-term excellence. Customizable preparation routines promote full-power performance.
Sharp Sports Betting
by Stanford Wong

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English

Pages

380

Publication Date

June 01, 2011

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Sharp Sports Betting explains the logic and math of sports bets, including such exotic bets as parlays, teasers, and props. Lots of NFL data.
Woodsong
by Gary Paulsen

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English

Pages

156

Publication Date

May 29, 2012

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<b>Gary Paulsen has had a聽life as exciting as fiction!</b><br /><br />Gary Paulsen, three-time Newbery Honor author, is no stranger to adventure. He has flown off the back of a dogsled and down a frozen waterfall to near disaster, and waited for a giant bear to seal his fate with one slap of a claw. He has led a team of sled dogs toward the Alaskan Mountain Range in an Iditarod -- the grueling, 1,180-mile dogsled race -- hallucinating from lack of sleep, but he determined to finish.<br />聽聽聽聽 Here, in vivid detail, Paulsen recounts several of the remarkable experiences that shaped his life and inspired his award-winning writing.
The Giants of The Polo Grounds: The Glorious Times of Baseball's ...
by Noel Hynd

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English

Pages

636

Publication Date

October 01, 2018

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The expanded and revised edition! A big free-wheeling uncensored FUN read about a great team, a great ball park and a great city.<br /><br />The Giants of The Polo Grounds is the definitive work on baseball鈥檚 New York Giants and their tenure in New York City. An 鈥淓ditor鈥檚 Choice鈥?of The New York Times when it was first published more than 20 years ago, the book was also a Spitball Magazine nominee for the Best Baseball Book of the year. Author Noel Hynd, a former contributor to Sports Illustrated, has now created a new edition that maintains all the previous text, but expands the work to more than 600 pages from the original 375. Included this time are more stories about McGraw, Ott, Durocher and Mays and their opponents, plus more on the men and women from other sports and various fields of entertainment who also were 鈥榞iants鈥?of the Polo Grounds: from boxers Jack Dempsey and Sugar Ray Robinson to entertainers Annie Oakley and Tallulah Bankhead to football鈥檚 Red Grange and soccer鈥檚 B茅la Guttmann. <br /><br />The Giants of The Polo Grounds is the story of a famous team, a renowned ball park, an invincible spirit and America鈥檚 most vibrant city from the 1880鈥檚 to the 1950鈥檚. The new edition is packed with remarkable anecdotes about Broadway, New York politics, good guys and bad guys who made the Giants' era in New York unique and memorable. The new edition, practically the equivalent of two volumes, also features more than 100 photos and illustrations, most of them new, some rarely seen. <br /><br />Critical Praise for<br /><br />The Giants of The Polo Grounds<br /><br /><br /><br />鈥淎 compelling and comprehensive history of an extraordinary ball club.鈥? -New York Times<br /><br />鈥淕randly digressive! The owners, stars like Mathewson and Mays, various eccentric players are all here in this vivid history by Sports Illustrated contributor Hynd.鈥? - Publishers鈥?Weekly<br /><br />鈥淔ans of all ages will treasure the crazy quilt text for its stylish recall of the game鈥檚 summer roots.鈥?-Kirkus Library Journal<br /><br />鈥淛ust plain enjoyable as baseball is supposed to be.鈥? - The Pennsylvania Gazette<br /><br />Think of it as a grand slam into the center field bleachers in the bottom of the 9th!<br />鈥?lt;br /><br /><br />
Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything
by Aly Raisman

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<b>The <i>New York Times </i>bestseller!<br /><br />Discover Aly Raisman's inspiring story of dedication, perseverance, and learning to think positive even in the toughest times on her path to gold medal success in two Olympic Games--and beyond.</b><br /> <br />Aly Raisman first stepped onto a gymnastics mat as a toddler in a "mommy & me" gymnastics class. No one could have predicted then that sixteen years later, she'd be standing on an Olympic podium, having achieved her dreams.<br /> <br />Aly's road to success was full of hard work, perseverance, and victories, but not without its hardships. Aly faced many obstacles, from naysayers who said she'd never make it in gymnastics to classmates who shamed her for her athletic body to a devastating betrayal of trust. Through it all, Aly surrounded herself with supportive family, friends, and teammates and found the inner strength to remain positive and believe in herself. Now, in her own words, Aly shows what it takes to be a champion on and off the floor, and takes readers on a behind-the-scenes journey before, during, and after her remarkable achievements in two Olympic Games--through her highest highs, lowest lows, and all the moments in between. <br /> <br />Honest and heartfelt, frank and funny, Aly's story is enhanced with never-before-published photos, excerpts from the personal journals she's kept since childhood that chronicle memorable moments with her teammates, and hard-won advice for readers striving to rise above challenges, learn to love themselves, and make their own dreams come true. <br />
Breakaway: Beyond the Goal
by Alex Morgan

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Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

June 02, 2015

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Get inspired to be your best鈥攊n sports and in life鈥攚ith this uplifting memoir from star soccer player and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan that includes eight pages of full-color photos!<br /><br />As a talented and successful female athlete, Alex Morgan is a role model to thousands of girls who want to be their best, not just in soccer, but in other sports and in life. The story of her path to success, from playing in the 2011 Women鈥檚 World Cup, to winning gold in the 2012 London Olympics, to ranking as one of the National Team鈥檚 top scorers, will inspire everyone who reads it.<br /> <br />From her beginnings with the American Youth Soccer Organization to her key role in the 2015 Women鈥檚 World Cup, Alex shares the details that made her who she is today: a fantastic role model and athlete who proudly rocks a pink headband.

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